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Development of the accident investigation and data handling methodology in the GIDAS project

  • Since its beginning in 1999, the German In-Depth Accident Study (GIDAS) evolved into the presumably leading representative road traffic accident investigation in Europe, based on the work started in Hanover in 1973. The detailed and comprehensive description of traffic accidents forms an essential basis for vehicle safety research. Due to the ongoing extension of demands of researchers, there is a continuous progress in the techniques and systematic of accident investigation within GIDAS. This paper presents some of the most important developments over the last years. Primary vehicle safety systems are expected to have a significant and increasing influence on reducing accidents. GIDAS therefore began to include and collect active safety parameters as new variables from the year 2005 onwards. This will facilitate to assess the impact of present and future active safety measures. A new system to analyse causation factors of traffic accidents, called ACASS, was implemented in GIDAS in the year 2008. The whole process of data handling was optimised. Since 2005 the on-scene data acquisition is completely conducted with mobile tablet PCs. Comprehensive plausibility checks assure a high data quality. Multi-language codebooks are automatically generated from the database structure itself and interfaces ensure the connection to various database management systems. Members of the consortium can download database and codebook, and synchronize half a terabyte of photographic documentation through a secured online access. With the introduction of the AIS 2005 in the year 2006, some medical categorizations have been revised. To ensure the correct assignment of AIS codes to specific injuries an application based on a diagnostic dictionary was developed. Furthermore a coding tool for the AO classification was introduced. All these enhancements enable GIDAS to be up to date for future research questions.

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Author:Andre Seeck, Jost Gail, Raimondo Sferco, Dietmar Otte, Lars Hannawald, Hans Zwipp, Jörg Bakker
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/22
Year of first publication:2009
Contributing corporation:Ford-Werke <Köln>
Release Date:2013/11/22
Tag:Datenbank; Datenerfassung; Deutschland; Konferenz; Schweregrad (Unfall, Verletzung); Unfall
Accident; Conference; Data acquisition; Database; Germany; Severity (accid, injury)
Weiterhin beteiligt: Ford-Werke <Köln>; Medizinische Hochschule Hannover; Verkehrsunfallforschung an der Technischen Universität Dresden GmbH; Technische Universität Dresden, Medizinische Fakultät.
Volltext: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv/esv21/09-0282.pdf
Source:Proceedings of the 21st International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, June 15-18, 2009, Stuttgart, Germany
Institutes:Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik / Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik
Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) / 21st ESV Conference 2009

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